South Shore Playground parking area to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8

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User: MikeHikes - 2/28/2017

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 11.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett park     3.7 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park    3.6 miles

Leg 3 -  Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Nature Trail > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area    3.8 miles

Temps in the 70's, sunny with high thin clouds, steady breeze.

Dry trails very easy to traverse, parts of Tasajilla Flats has recently been groomed.  Lots of "shrub birds" out signing for mates.  Saw my first group of Meadowlarks near the parking area!  Grass and other ground cover plants are coming up all over the park and the numerous Bee Brush plants have greens leaves but no smell yet.  Even more agarita bushes are blooming and scenting the air.

There were hikers and a few mountain bikers enjoying the warm weather and the trails.  Not much else going on - it was a nice hike!


Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park - THE WATER  IS FLOWING AGAIN!

Area around San Angelo State Park
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